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Day 58:

Side Effects: Low appetite. Acne is still getting better. Good.

Feelings: I was up and down today.

The ups: I went and got pedicures with my mom and sister. My toes look nice and I had a glass of wine. I felt my sisters baby kick. We went to the mall and I got new Bare Minerals. I found a nice pair of pants. Now, I have 2 pairs that I can fit into. E got some Vans. K got some work clothes and B got a necklace and I am eyeing a pair of Vans for him for his birthday. We had some pizza. B spent the night with my niece. K fell asleep and I stayed up and watched How to Train Your Dragon and Easy A. Both are excellent.

The Downs: I tried to make myself eat a lot today and I ended up feeling sick. B was rebelling today and sticking his tongue out at me and talking back. I was extremely frustrated. I stalked away from K in the mall because he was pissing me off being a slow shopper while E was freaking out and having a tantrum. I had to try on 3 pairs of jeans before I found one to fit me. I tried on 5 pairs of shorts and none of them fit me. It was depressing. K was mad at me because I wasnt quite ready to leave my parents house to go home. I wanted to visit my sister some more. When we got home, K fell asleep and I stayed up to watch How to Train your Dragon and Easy A. Neither are equivalent to a conversation with my husband.

Day 59:

Side Effects: Low appetite. Acne continues to get better.

Feelings: E and I got up and went over to my parents in the morning. B was up with my dad and my mom and sister werent there. They came back a little while later though. I was frustrated because basically, we just sat around and did nothing the whole day. How annoying. If I wanted to do that, I would stay at home in my PJ’s. My sister eventually left to start the trip back home. Then my mother decided she wanted to go shopping. B wanted to stay with my Dad so we took E. While we were looking for some home goods at T.J. Max my mother decided that was the time to declare how proud she was of me and how I’ve grown and made something of myself and she doesnt know what has happened with my brothers. I just said “aw..thanks.” and gave her a shoulder punch. She gave me a hug. I was uncomfortable and told her thanks for the awkward T.J. Max compliments and hug. She laughed. I wondered what she had been snorting. See. I dont like touching. Even from my mother. Hugs and what not freak me out. Anyone else? No? Just me? Whatever. It’s not so much the hug. It was the weird complimenting. She never says shit like that. It felt like b.s. Like she was on some sort of high from the family weekend. Me and my sister and little brother get a long very well so I guess that was like Christmas for her to have us all together and around her. I guess I’ll let her have that one. But without the hugging.

K had to go to work at 12am so I took the boys home and got everyone fed and ready for bed. I was going that way myself when K woke up. I was brushing my teeth when he got out of the shower and after that, things started to happen. Sometimes, I can be going along just fine with the foreplay and what not and then it will hit me. A flashback. A split second of horror. Triggered by god knows what. A position, similar touch, a smell maybe even the lighting. I dont know. But sometimes it happens. And when it does, it sucks really really bad. I told K I wanted to stop and we did. He layed with me for a while before he had to go to work. I turned on the t.v. and watched 16 and pregnant. I fell asleep to the sound of a 16 year old in labor and slipped into nightmares. Nightmares based off of memories. I woke a few times drenched in sweat, reaching for K. And he wasn’t there. I didn’t have a good night.

Day 60:

Side Effects: Low appetite. Little to no acne. Some nausea and dizziness today.

Feelings: I was not ready for Monday. I had to drag myself out of bed and I felt like I was still sleeping while getting myself and the boys up and going this morning. When I got to work, I pulled it together and pepped it up for the day. It was going pretty well for the most part. Unfortunately, they are debating firing the new girl still. and now we have to do some random Power Point presentations about our courses we took when we were out of town. Great. I was hungover or still a little drunk during those. I hope I took some legible notes. The mobile car wash guy came and washed our cars today. I love him. It’s such a good idea for a business venture. I just dont have the darn time to go and wash my car and clean it out and he does a really good job. We got a really cute new client with a british accent today that all of the girls were swooning over. The clients, the staff, everyone. I just rolled my eyes at them as they made humping motions from behind a wall where the client couldnt see them. It was pretty funny. Tomorrow, I’m letting my coworker work with him because shes single and she basically demanded that we switch. I’m fine with that.

I get home and play a game of cards with B and the girls. K makes supper. House comes on and we move to the living room. We have to tell the kids 4 times to go to the playroom while we try to watch it. The show ends and I’m sitting on the couch when I feel my head go numb. Then my body. I slip from a sitting position to just falling over on my side and laying down. The kids wont leave me alone. I come over to the computer and lay my head down on the desk. I can feel my eyes constantly welling up with tears. I start thinking about ways to die. If only I had a gun, I thought. I made myself turn on the computer and type this post. It’s the only thing keeping me from lying down and not moving or sleeping for a while. I feel so lifeless. Every move feels like it’s being made by strings. Like I’m a puppet. Made to jump and dance during the day to entertain others. But at night, I’m limp and useless. I dont want to keep going anymore. Not tonight.


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Therapy Day

Day 56:

Side Effects: Acne. Low appetite continues.

Feelings: I had a 7:15 appointment with my therapist today. Thats 7:15 A.M. I was not sure I would want to talk about anything other than sleep this early. I was a little late. (because it was 7:15!) She asked me what was on my mind this morning. I said sleep. She laughed. She said her too. I didnt know how to start so she did. She asked me if I was on the way to work. I said yes. She asked me if I liked my job. I said most of the time. She asked me what I meant by that. I said that I like it but there is a coworker who is pretty out there and never gets in trouble for the way she talks to people. She asked for an example. I said that I was in a bad mood one day and she came to the back and asked me what the fuck my problem was. Her eyes widened and she said “Wow.” I said, “Yeah, it gets better.” This prompted my other coworker to say something to our boss who finally held a meeting but all we got out of it was that the rest of us need to have thicker skins. She gave a sarcastic laugh and told me that sort of thing is called verbal harassment and I could file a grievance. I said yeah, if I wanted to lose my job. She said maybe but did I want to work in an environment like that anyway? I dont know. Was all I could say. She said it speaks a lot to my boss also that she never gets into trouble. It says that she wants things controlled no matter how it gets done. I agreed. I tell her that this person will be over me once our office manager leaves to have her baby. And I dont think she is coming back. I also tell her that I have taken on a lot of responsibility at work and it requires stress and a lot of long hours.

She ask how it was going with my mother. I tell her that she is still trying to force a relationship between me and my brother even though he is in jail and I dont give a shit. I tell her that it has been like that since I told my mother. I would go to family functions or to take B to visit her and he would be there. Saying Hi like everything is fine and trying kiss me or hug me. I wanted to vomit and stab him everytime. Sick bastard. I would push him away from me in disgust. She never gave me a warning about him being there so I stopped coming over or going to any family thing. Now that he is in jail she starts off every sentence with “I know you dont care, but” When she about to talk about him. “you’re right.” I would tell her. “I dont care, so dont tell me.” It pisses her off, but I dont care. If she wants to hurt my feeling then I will hurt hers without blinking an eye. My therapist rolls her eyes and says that it is a shame that my mother doesnt support me. I tell her that it doesnt make since because she was abused when she was younger. My grandmother didnt support her. So wouldnt she want to support me because she experienced how much that hurt first hand? Or maybe she is just bitter. We’d get back to that another day.

We switched gears then to my marriage. I told her that I feel as though I have been tuning my marriage problems out right now because I’m so stressed at work and with B’s health. Not to mention the other 3 kids in our house. She asked about B. I told her B was a 24 week baby and he was 1 pound 4 ounces. He suffers from complications of being a preemie as well as Cornelia De Lange syndrome. He is very small but has lost some weight recently and thats not good. He is being tested and poked so much lately that it’s criminal. They are 80% sure he has Celiac Disease. We are trying to figure out why he dry heaves so much. Oh, and he dry heaves because his esophagus is wrapped into a one way valve ( a surgeon did this when they placed his tube. He had aspirated into his lungs.) and he cannot throw up but we dry heaves like he wants to. The finger is pointing at Celiac Disease right now. I also tell her that B is being switched into STRIVE next year. She asked what that was and I explained in to her. I told her i’m tired of him coming home and telling me that school is hard and that he is stupid. I started to cry about here. She asked if there was anyway to know if he would progress normally. I said I dont know. We have talked about things. Asked questions that have no answers right now: Will he live with us his whole life? Will he ever get married? Have kids? Have a job? Drive a car? Tie his shoes?She asked if K was helpful. I said he feeds him with his tube, sometimes bathes him and gets him dressed. But he does not take him to doctors appointments or talk to doctors. He is hardly involved in this at all. It is hurtful. It’s like B is my child and E is his. B and K used to be closer. They used to be buddies. But then, K left us about 3 years ago. B was very hurt but I’m sure K thought he was too young to remember. He was not. And I dont think he has ever gotten over it. She asked me about home life.(I’m sure to save me from crying) I told her that we also have a friend that is staying with us and her 2 daughters but she does not help out around the house and does not babysit E up to my standards. She asked how. I said she takes him places and I never know that he went there until it is casually mentions or her daughter tells me. She rolls her eyes. I agree.

She looked over everything and her eyes widened at the overwhelming amount of information on the paper she was making notes on. “How do you do all of this?” she asks. I thought for a minute. “I don’t know anymore.” And I really dont. I’m at my limit. I’m spread much too thin and I dont know what I could possibly delegate. Everything is a priority. I’m about to break.

The rest of the day was fine. Up until it was time to go to bed and I had a minor crazy moment/freak out. I’m sure it was an effect of having to talk about things I wasnt comfortable with today. But I’m sure K doesnt like to be shoved out of the bed and watch as I try to pull my hair out. I’m losing it.

Day 57:

Side Effects: The acne is getting better. I have been washing with the purifying cleanser every night. Low appetite is still there and like I said, I’m not complaining too much.

Feelings: Today was fine at work. It was a long day but just because we were ready for the weekend. The girls gave me a hard time about not eating. They think I’m on a diet but really, I’m just not hungry. After work I got home and found out from K, who found out from my mother, who found out from our house guest, that she took E to the beach today. My hair lit I fire I think. I asked K to check for smoke. He said he could see some. Who takes someone else’s baby to the beach without asking? What if she wasnt watching him and he got hurt or worse? Did she even put lotion on him? She did but what she does not know about white babies (because she did not ask ) was that their scalps get sunburned and he needed to wear a hat. And his scalp is sunburned. I texted her because I knew she was at work and told her to not take E to the beach without asking us again. She texted back and said she was sorry, she didnt think I would mind. That’s silly. Of course I would mind. Would she let someone take her baby to the beach? Maybe she would. Our parenting style differ. Ugh.

My sister came into town to visit today. She is 6 months pregnant and has a 6 year old. Who almost comes up to my shoulder. I am not effing kidding. She is tall. I’m almost 5’2 and I know thats short but, damn. Anyway, E had a good time playing with her. B was at a Relay for Life with my mom. When he got home, he showed me his t shirt he got for doing 2 laps around the track. I joked with him that he didnt need the excercise at all because he was going to lose even more weight. I also chided my mother for keeping him out so late. It was 10 at night. My sister and I were looking at cakes for her baby shower. She asked me to make her one and I said yes. I’m pretty good at making fondant cakes. I’ll post a picture when the time rolls around.

The night was better than the afternoon, I must say. Stupid room mate.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Side Effects: Some acne, low appetite and nightmares. Whether its a nightmare or not, there is always dreaming. I cant remember the last time I had a dreamless sleep.

Feelings: I discovered today that I am losing weight. Not a bad thing and Happy Mothers day to me. About 3 pounds. Must be all of this low appetite stuff. Oh well. I likey.

The boys had made me a card that was very cute. E immediately took it away from me though and claimed it as his own. I enjoyed it while it lasted. I unwrapped their gift to me, some lovely perfume, and we had some breakfast. Later in the morning, E took a nap and we tidied up the house a bit. When he woke up, we went to my mother’s house to have lunch. We hung out for a while and had fajitas. My Dad and I opened a bottle of wine. (we are the only ones who drink it) My mothers present was not in yet so I apologized to her. My Dad’s birthday present wasn’t in yet either. This was really frustrating. I ordered 2 other things online and they came way sooner than their presents. Just for the record, I got them each a scentsy warmer and 3 scents a piece. My Dad especially is anal about the way their house smells so I thought it would be nice. We said goodbye later in the evening and we all went home. The boys went down and we prepped for Monday. Ugh..how I hate Mondays.

How was everyone else’s Mother’s Day?

Day 53:

Side effects: The acne has really kicked it up a notch. I dont think I’ve ever had acne this bad in my life. It’s so gross. Low appetite continues, as do headaches. But again, those are probably from not eating.

Feelings: I hate Mondays. Have I mentioned that? Today was okay. No big problems at work. We all basically talked about the trip and how much fun we had. No one was ready to get back into the groove of working. Everyone was also talking, but mostly laughing, at my sleepwalking. It is funny, I would have laughed if I saw anyone of them doing it. I had a lot of phone calls to make and things to juggle today so that was that only bigger obstacle I had. When I got home, my presents I ordered for my mom and dad were there. I put them in some gift bags and took the kids over to there house to give them to them. They loved them and picked their scents they wanted to try right away. I’m always glad when I know I’ve given someone a good gift. I’m like “Yea, they will really use that and enjoy it.” As opposed to, “Uh, I couldnt think of anything so…here.” We went back home and the kids had some supper. I went to brush B’s teeth and noticed his permanent molars were cutting through in the back. I am interested in this because he has not lost any teeth at all yet. He will be 7 in June and none are gone. Is that normal? Anyway, I also found out today that E knows where his teeth are. If you ask him, he will point to them. Smart boy.

I havent given much thought to my marriage lately. Is that bad? I have been just kind of going through the motions. I try not to stir anything up and thats about it. Flying under the radar, if you will. More on this later.

Come on, Tuesday!

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Day 50:

Side Effects: Acne a bit. Headaches. Low appetite. I did have a nightmare this night. I sat straight up in bed, terrified and called for K. And then I realized that I was not at home, I was in a hotel room. With a room mate. And I was embarrassed. I hoped she didnt hear me but the next morning she told me she did. Crap.

Feelings: I had classes all day today. At my 8:30 to 11:30 class, I learned a lot and was very interested. I seemed to be the only one there that was not a higher up though. Oh well. My coworkers and I met up after the morning class and I used my Places app on my phone to find us a restaurant near by. We walked a couple of blocks and ate some mexican food outside. I got sunburned of course. I’m so white. I generally dont like tanning because it’s bad for you, but now I’m going to have to go to fix this farmers tan. Yuck.

We walked back for our afternoon classes and separated. My next class was VERY interesting. It was a very good class. My coworker was next door so when it was over, I met up with her and we walked back to the hotel. We had an hour before we had to meet up at a restaurant with our boss. I knew I didnt have time but I had to shower. I mean, I really had to. I felt gross. So as usual, everyone was waiting on me. While we were getting ready, there was a knock on our door. It was our boss. Crap. I joked that everyone was waiting on me and said we would be down soon. As soon as I was done, we met up to have drinks. Our boss kept the rounds coming and I think we all got a little tipsy. The boss left to go back to her room and we ventured out to find something to eat that was not mexican food or burgers.

We found an awesome italian restaurant not far away. We waited at the bar for our table which took a while but their was 6 of us. We had some good food, I had parmesan artichoke hearts which was very good. I just couldnt eat too much of it. After that, we swung back by the rooms so our friend could change and to drop the new girl off who didnt like going out with us because of her boyfriend. Weird, I know.

We all headed out and took a taxi to a gay club that our friend told us was fun. We had a really good time there. The male dancers are nice to look at but you know they arent playing for your team so that makes it okay to look at them. Haha. I had a guy plant a kiss on me (gay) and I immediately felt the need to tell K. He kissed all of my friends too. Everyone was equally shocked I think. It wasnt bad, it was funny but unexpected. There was however, a straight guy who would not get off of me. I was just dancing with my friends when he worked his way in and would not go away. My friend tried to pull me away from him and he pulled me back. I threw my hand in his face to show him my wedding ring at that point. He told me to “calm down” and that we were just dancing. I told him that 1. I dont like to be touched,period. and 2. Tell my husband that we were “just dancing” and see what he says to you. It was so obnoxious. Everything was fine after that. We caught the cab back to the hotel and passed out. Then things got interesting apparently…

Day 51:

Side Effects: Continuing acne, though it is not a lot. Low appetite. Dizziness and nausea. But, I was hung over.

Feelings: After our fun night, I was feeling it in the morning. My room mate and I forgot to set an alarm so she almost missed her first class which was her most important. I showered and met the new girl to walk to our first class. I felt horrible. I should have grabbed a Gatorade and a granola bar or something but I didnt. Because I’m dumb. I sat through the class with one of my other coworker feeling like I was going to throw up. Our teacher did not help. He was a class A douche bag. So arrogant and ridiculous. My coworker is about 7 to 8 months pregnant and she started to feel like she was having some cramps so she bailed out about an hour into the class.

During the class, I remembered something strange from the night before. I had my roomie clear it up later. She said she awoke to a lot of banging and scratching. Scared, she just layed there for a minute trying to figure it out what it was. Finally, she flicked on the light and saw me standing there, holding a picture in its frame (that was the size of me) and trying to get it off of the wall. I only remember this part. I remember putting it back on the wall and that was it. She said that after that, I went to the bathroom and then got back into bed. It was so weird. I have no recollection of this. I know that I have slept walked in the past but I did not think that I was still doing that. K says that he hasnt noticed it lately but he did bring up a good point. I have never actually drank a substantial amount of alcohol on the Lamictal. This was my first time. So maybe that is it. I dont know.

Anyway,  I stuck out the class for the full 3 hours and then I basically ran out of there. I got something to eat first, which was a granola bar and caught a cab. We packed up and checked out of the hotel. The ride back was okay. We picked up something to eat and I fell asleep for a while. K came to pick me up at the office and I almost cried seeing the boys. I missed them so much. They were actually really happy to see me and that felt good. We went home and settled in. We ordered chinese food and watched some t.v. The boys went to bed shortly after and so did we. I was wiped out.

It was a pretty good trip. I did notice that I have a problem keeping my temper in check when coming face to face with rude people. That is an issue because you just cant be like that all of the time. You’re always going to run into rude people. It’s just life. I seem to have word vomit though. I just cant keep the mouth shut. Stupid mouth.

More to come tomorrow, this catching up is killing me! Night all.

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Day 45:

Side Effects: Headache today, but then again I had been drinking a little the night before. My appetite continues to remain low. Slight acne as well.

Feelings: Today was a pretty good day also. I havent been hungry, but thats not really effecting my mood anyway. Little B seems like he is sick today. We feed him through a tube (unless he wants to eat something by mouth) and his esophagus is wrapped into a one way valve so he cannot throw up. You can tell when he wants to though. He dry heaves and salivates a lot. Poor thing. He was doing this all morning and was pretty pale. He did not have a fever so I just watched him closely and gave him some Pedialite so he wouldnt get dehydrated. By the afternoon he looked much better and was well enough to want to go to grandmas house.

K and I have been thinking about trading in our car for something a little bigger so today we went car shopping without the boys. I like car shopping. It’s neat to see different cars and features and I’m also a pretty good negotiator. I like it when a car salesmen think just because I’m a girl I’m not going to be able to negotiate anything about a car. Anyway, we looked around at some nice ones but I had settled on one that was a certified preowned with a factory warranty. That seemed like the best deal. After the wheeling and dealing was over, I walked out on their final offer. I had given them mine and they wouldnt accept it so we left. I told them to call us when our offer sounded good to them. I’m not worried about it, there are other cars.

We picked up little E on the way home but little B wanted to stay the night. We told him he could,provided he didnt get any worse during the night and if he did, my mother was to call me. We went home and everyone got into bed.

Day done.

Day 46:

Side effects: Headache, or what I like to call, life. Appetite:No. Acne:Yes.

Feelings: Today was my Dads birthday so I had some things to do. The first thing though was I freaked out and started cleaning the house again. I dont know what it is but I CANNOT ignore a messy house. It makes me so angry. After that, me and litle E had some shopping to do. Unfortunately, little E decided to take a 4 hour nap. Which is fine but I didnt have much else to do. I did the dishes, and some laundry but that was really it. Then I layed around on the couch until he finally woke up. Then we went to the store. We got some things for the house,  some fruits and veggies and such. A sample lady gave little E some sautéed veggies and he went to town on those. I’m glad he likes veggies so much, saves me some trouble. I also got my Dad a really yummy looking chocolate cake. And a card. Not a sappy one though. Sappy makes me..highly uncomfortable. Anyway, my Dad wanted fried chicken and mashed potatoes and coleslaw so we had that. I got him a “? ” candle to go on top of his cake, he thought that was funny. We watched pop-up video and hung out. Then we needed to get the boys home because it was getting close to little E’s bed time and little B had a project to do. I told my Dad sorry that his present wasnt in yet (it’s coming though, I just dont know when! Stupid ground shipping) and we left. B finished up his project while K put little E to bed. I got mad at K for some reason that I cant remember now and I went to bed before him. I was laying in bed watching T.V. when I saw on the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Wow. Although I am happy that this man got what he deserved, I’m scared that we just pissed off Al Qaeda. Like, really pissed them off. K and I talked about that for a little while but then he fell asleep while I stayed awake to watch President Obama address the issue and America.

So today was a good day for me. But, for some people it was a great day. The troops are rejoicing, as are the families of the 911 victims. As they should be. But of course, this also opens some old wounds for these families and for that, I’m sorry for them. Nothing can ever fix the pain they went through but I hope this victory has made a difference for them.  Even if it is a small one.

Day 47:

Side Effects: Headaches. But again, my day was ugh so it was probably from that. No appetite, acne lingers.

Feelings: My coworker called in today because her son is in the hospital (he has crohns disease) and our office manager as well as another girl was out this morning. So it was CRAZY. I was being pulled in 18 different directions and the worst part is I feel like my boss saw me as being frazzled but it truth, no one in the office does that many jobs at once. I cant handle EVERYTHING at the SAME time. That sucks that she thinks that, but oh well. When the office manager did come back, she asked how the week without her was. I told her about the AWESOME coworker and her attitude all week as well as her picking a fight with me over my pay. She wasnt too happy about that last one. Of course, there isnt going to be anything done about it because for some reason, we all walk on eggshells around her. Ugh. I grabbed some lunch but didnt eat it. 2 bites and I was done. Weird low appetite. I didnt even want any chocolate (gasp!)

Around noon, K called to tell me that the car dealership had called back with a counter offer and he told them what the bottom line was for us. Even though I had instructed him not to say ANYTHING (he isnt so good with negotiations) he did a good job telling them what we wanted. I finished out the day (complete with staying late) and went home to wrap things up. We called the dealership together and told them that we would accept their last offer provided that they fix some cosmetic things we noticed about the car. We are supposed to come in tomorrow to sign the papers.

The kids were driving me absolutely bonkers this evening, I yelled at them at least 3 times as well as K. Come to think of it, I have been swinging back and forth all day long. We also had to change out little B’s tube tonight. It requires deflating the balloon with a syringe and pulling it out of his stomach, inserting a new, lubricated tube and filling the new balloon with 5cc of distilled water. B cried because he was scared and it does hurt, but he actually handled it pretty well and is well deserving of a new toy. I’ll take him to pick one out soon.

Countdown to Psych/Therapist appointment: 1 day.

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Day 41:

Side effects: Again, not sure if its a symptom but I am damn tired of these nightmares. They are vivid and sad. I’m sure you know by now that the acne fluctuates. Today, it has flared. Whoopie. The itching is starting to go away.

Feelings: I was right about the oncoming crash. The night before, I ended up on the floor. I felt like I had 100 pounds on top of me. I just didnt have the strength or the desire to get up. I fell asleep there and I’m not sure when my husband found me and lifted me into the bed.

Today, the rest of the physical manifestation of my crash came about. I had a headache at work in the morning that I ignored. I had work to do,I couldnt lay about with a headache. My coworker brought in a hurt dove a little while later and she brought it to my attention. Every in the office knows that I’m a sucker for animals. I know a lady near by that takes in injured wildlife so I did her a favor and took a lunch break to take the bird over to her. I drove back, and had a million things to do and everyone needing something from me. I had to skip lunch. And I hadnt had breakfast. Around 4 o clock, I was crashing. Crashing hard. After I got done with one client I thought I was going to pass out. The room was spinning, I was really hot and a little nauseous. I stopped and asked my coworker if we had anything to eat. She said she bought some cookies. I told her that I thought I was going to pass out and I was going to go and get one and sit down for a minute. I had been sitting a nd was about halfway through a cookie when my boss walked up and asked if I could trade places with the new girl now. It sounded like she was pissed that she had just found me sitting and eating a cookie instead of working. I told her I was eating it because my blood sugar was low. She said fine but it didnt sound like she meant it..which is great. So, I went and traded places with the new girl. I tried to focus on work but I couldnt. My hands shook, I was sweating, and I had tunnel vision. My headache was getting increasingly worse. I could tell it was now on its way to a full blown migraine. After I got to a stopping point, I told my boss that I was sorry, but I had to excuse myself. I left the room and went straight to the bathroom. I waiting for the vomit but it didnt come. I called K to come and get me and then I sat and tried to finish my cookie. I couldnt. I was past the point of eating to bring my blood sugar back up. It was making me want to vomit just looking at it. My eye felt like it was going to explode. Damn migraines. The whole time my REALLY AWESOME coworker is telling me that I needed to go home and “pep up” because they needed me tomorrow. I just felt like too much shit to strangle her. K came and picked me up and somehow, I made it home. I immediately went to the bedroom and layed down. K brought me a trash can and some pills. I couldnt take the pills and just layed there for a bit, fighting tears. I dozed off but woke quickly with a pain in my stomach. I hung off the side of the bed and vomited into the trash can. It sucked. K came in and gave me my toothbrush. When I was done, I took the pills. Then I slept. I woke about 3 hours later and felt better.

Over all, this day was horrible.

First moral of the story: No good deed goes unpunished.

Second moral: No trashcan without a liner in it goes without being hosed out when it is vomited in.

Day 42:

Side effects: Nightmares. Can this stop now? Is there anyway I could just not sleep? I’m tired of waking up in a cold sweat, reaching for K, clutching my chest and/or gasping for air. Acne is a little worse today, but I hear sweating and vomiting will do that to you. Still itching, its not so bad.

Feelings: Well, I thought for sure I would feel fine this morning but this was not the case. I didnt eat much this morning because just trying to put some cereal in my mouth was making me very nauseous. I had a few bites and then left for work. I was in some very long procedures all day and the dizziness was really killing me. The dizziness and the tunnel vision. I didnt put this under side effects because I think this is something that is just me and not the Lamictal. My other boss (I have 2) made me go and eat something before we started another procedure. (Good thinking) I snacked really quick on some chicken and then had to get back. The dizziness and tunnel vision persisted on and off. When it was all done, I grabbed a cookie and had that. I went home and my husband had made dinner. Despite not eating much again today and being dizzy, I wasnt hungry. I tried a few bites but then just couldnt. Right now, I’m getting dizzy and I’m just sitting down typing. My moods have been up and down today but mostly, down. Everything feels down. I feel exhausted. The coworker was awful again today but there really isnt anything I can do about her other than say things back to her when she is being rude to me. What? If I have to have thick skin then so does she.

Let’s all put on our rhino skins, shall we? No? Ok, I’m fine with that. I wouldnt want to if I were you either.

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Day 28:

Side Effects: The Itch continues, but it seems to be getting better. The acne varies but is no different today. I have yet to call my doctor and inform her that the Itch is on going. I’ve honestly been way too busy at work. I know, not a good excuse.

Feelings: The bad days continue. I was swamped again today at work and over stressed. I get that my coworker was sick and I don’t want to say she was lying but, I feel like she was. Today she was being about as useful as Alice from the Brady Bunch. Seriously, WTH did they need that lady for? Anyway, while she moped around milking her “sickness” I was busting my ass. Busting my ass on an empty tank at that. I’m not a breakfast eater, it makes me nauseous. So, I didn’t eat breakfast like always and thanks to her not helping I didn’t get to eat lunch either. It really sucked. I felt like I was about to hit the floor more than once. I could actually feel myself swaying every once in a while.

Home life was not much better. I was okay when I got home until all of a sudden my mood flipped like a light switch. I was suddenly enraged at my husband for not caring about me. The whole time I have been on Lamictal and seeing the Psych, he hasn’t once asked me how I was. No follow-up “how are you feeling now?” or anything. Even when I freak out or get angry, he never talks to me about what just happened. He ignores me. Even when I’m chopping down all of the plants in our yard. This makes everything so much worse to me. I told him I feel like I’m going through this whole thing completely alone. All I have to talk to about anything is this blog. He reads it. Or so he says. This makes me more angry. It’s like for once in our relationship, he has an open road to the inside of my head and he isn’t even acknowledging it. I put some heavy and serious stuff in here and he has never commented on any of it. In the end, he tried to tell me that he didn’t want to comment about anything I wrote because he didn’t want to effect my ability to “write freely”. Like, without his influence or him nit-picking it. First of all, if he were to nit pick it that would be REALLY mean. Second, even I can see right through that flimsy excuse. About this point, I started to cry. I just couldn’t talk about it anymore. All that was going to happen was that I was going to say that was b.s. , he was going to get pissed because I didn’t buy his b.s. and another different fight would ensue. I didn’t have the energy. I fell asleep crying with him lightly rubbing my back. I just don’t think I should have to tell him to care. Seriously? If I have to tell him to give a shit about this huge thing I’m going through, then I give up. We’re supposed to be partners. This isnt partners, this is him standing on his side of the river and me on mine. Both visible and alone but neither one of us wanting to get all wet to reach the other. Do we just not care about each other in that sense anymore? Am I really headed for a divorce? It feels like it. I just don’t know.

Here’s what I do know: A year ago, I would have dove in the river for that man. And I know he would have done the same for me and we would have met in the middle. Both of us soaked and cold and happy.

Day 29 (Day 1 of week 5)

Side Effects: A little less acne today + A little less itch = a little less pissed off B. I still havent called the doctor. I know, I know. I’ll do it tomorrow. I have a pretty okay morning tomorrow so I will make the time.

*Note: I started the 100mg dose today. If the itching gets worse or I see a rash, I will call my doctor IMMEDIATELY.

Feelings: I don’t think my stress level at work could get any worse. At one point today I literally had 4 people calling my name at the same time. I like that I am depended on because it proves that I’m doing a good job but Jeez. It was a little much today. It’s work days like this that makes me miss smoking. Not for more than a few seconds but, still. I also got a little miffed at lunch today because one of the girls kept bragging about how her son (who is the same age as mine) is doing great in school and is soo popular and cool. Right after I just got done talking about how mine is having a hard time this year and I wish it was over because I know he feels bad about it. I know she probably didn’t mean anything by it, but still. Way to be sensitive. Anyway, tomorrow is a big day but not until the afternoon. Hopefully my morning will be on the quieter side.

K had the house cleaned and some projects done (that I had been asking him to do for a while) by the time I got home so, that was nice. I helped the kids do that diet coke geyser thing. You know, where you drop the mentos in a 2 liter of diet coke and it shoots up in the air. They thought that was cool. I feel sort of down still. Everything that K did today to be nice was really impressive, but I still feel the same way I felt. One day of projects does not undo a month of ignoring me when I needed him. I will try to cut him some slack though. I’m sure it’s not easy living with me.

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